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The First Minister has told BBC Scotland she feels she may
have a "duty" to call a second independence referendum.
Nicola Sturgeon said the UK that Scots endorsed in 2014 no longer
existed because of the vote to leave the European Union.
This from our political editor Brian Taylor.
Nicola Sturgeon at her party conference in Glasgow,
She's got the numbers, as the party's business convenor
It's the biggest party political conference in the UK.
She's got a trusted new deputy, Angus Robertson MP won outright
We are very, very close to independence.
Scotland voted to Remain in the EU while the wider UK voted Leave.
That might trigger an independence referendum, but does it push
She accused right-wing Tories of distorting the Brexit vote.
The rampant right-wing of the party is using it as a licence
for the xenophobia that has long lain under the surface,
She delighted delegates with this strictly limited pledge.
I can confirm today that the Independence Referendum
Bill will be published for consultation next week.
The real substance came when he she promise to produce
proposals to maintain Scotland's EU links while within the UK.
She challenged the Prime Minister to back that approach.
If you think, for one single second, that I am not serious about doing
what it takes to protect Scotland's interests,
Around the hall there is no shortage of advice.
I think in actual fact we are probably over the line
in terms of the percentage we need already.
It depends on when we are likely to win it.
I don't think we're ready for another referendum.
It won't be tomorrow, but as soon as possible.
For Nicola Sturgeon, there are political,
She told me there was more to it than that.
To protect the open, progressive, international Scotland that I think
most people want us to be, then, at that point,
perhaps there is a duty to allow people to make that choice.
A sense of duty which may yet prompt a second independence referendum.
But Nicola Sturgeon is not there yet.
A two-year-old girl has died and her brother and sister have
been seriously injured, after being struck as they walked
along a pavement after two cars collided on a road.
The accident happened this afternoon on the A94
It's understood that the little girl died shortly afterwards.
Her brother and sister were taken to hospital in Dundee.
The A94 remains closed for investigations and police have
appealed to anyone who can help their inquiries to contact them.
A woman has died after being involved in a collision on the A9 at
around 7:20pm this evening. The NSPCC, a leading children's
charity, has reported a significant increase in the number of calls it's
receiving about neglect or abuse which are serious enough
to be referred to police I spoke to Reevel Alderson,
our Social Affairs Correspondent, earlier and asked him
what's been happening? The NSPCC has a 24-hour helpline
for people who have concerns about children being either
neglected or abused. Just three are years ago
there were just under If we look into these figures,
we can see almost 400 referrals about physical abuse,
we can see almost 200 concerns about sexual abuse and 800 referrals
because people are concerned That's a 61% increase over
the past three years. You might think that the charity
would be concerned about these Calls to our helpline have increased
by 58% from 2012-13. That might sound like
the incidents of child abuse What it shows is that members
of the public are more aware of the signs of abuse and are less
willing to tolerate and know that they can call us to talk
about it and to decide what to do. Is that the reason for the increase
in calls to the helpline? The earlier figures I gave
you were from 2012-2013. That was the time that
the revelations came out We had a number of other
high-profile cases involving the abuse of children,
particularly with celebrities. Now people have the confidence
that their calls, if they make them, Before the charity says people
might not have phoned because they might have thought,
"What if I'm wrong?" Now they're thinking,
"What if I'm right?" Rail chiefs have insisted they're
fully committed to the future of rail services north of Inverness,
after campaigners voiced concerns that the route
could be under threat. But ScotRail argue that they're
pouring millions into the far north The train leaves Inverness,
passengers going all the way facing That's twice as long
as it would take by road. Breakdowns and delays can make
the trip even more The journey times on this line
are now exactly the same That, clearly, doesn't
meet our modern needs. Critics condemn the reliability
of the rolling stock. The trains are the most unreliable
diesel units in Scotland. When they came in 25 years ago,
they were poor trains then. ScotRail takes the criticism
on the chin. In the depot, trains
are being overhauled and a modern and a modern signalling system is
about to revolutionise the service. Speeding up journey
times is a key ambition. We are looking to increase the line
speeds on level crossings. Those actions are happening now
and for the next timetable. We are improving the signalling
changing to digital. There is a help point here to allow
customers to find out Unfortunately, it's either not
working or there is no reply. It's just another example about how
shortcomings in the infrastructure are putting
potential passengers off. People have been voting
with their feet. That is at a time when most
rail routes in Scotland What we need in place are relatively
small improvements to a number of points on the line,
costing a relatively small That would transform the journey
times and probably knock anything up to 30 to 40 minutes off the time
from Wick to Inverness. This route isn't under any immediate
threat and the rail operators are spending millions
of pounds on improvements. Campaigners welcome that,
but say more investment is vital An investigation says the Royal Navy
endangered the lives of the crew of a fishing trawler
in the Irish Sea in April last year. A submarine from Faslane snagged
the nets of the trawler Along the County Down coast,
there are villages where fishing is an important industry,
but also a dangerous job. Last year, a trawler was damaged
in the Irish Sea in an accident that The lives of all four of the crew
on board were put in danger I can remember the jaws
being pulled back. -- the scene from Jaws
where the boat gets pulled back. It dragged it backwards at speed
snagging the nets. There was a violent
stop to the boat. I thought it must have
been a submarine. From then on it was
a white knuckle ride. If the crew hadn't released
the fishing net and this metal structure that holds
them hadn't have broken, the report concludes it's more
than likely the trawler It wasn't until five
months after the accident that the Royal Navy accepted
that their submarine had been The investigators are very critical
of the MoD for not providing them with all the evidence they need
to conclude why this If you look at the traffic density
of fishing vessels in the area at the time of the accident,
there is no reason why the submarine should have been proceeding
at the speed and depth she was. In a statement, the Royal Navy
apologised for the accident, which involved a submarine
based at Faslane. It says its reviewing its safety
procedures and the authors of the investigation report say
that is important if trust is to be built again with those
who fish in the Irish Sea. Now the weather outlook
for tonight and tomorrow. We started to see a gradual slide
into unsettled weather during the course of this week. But we saw some
lovely pictures from our weather watchers. This beautiful sky.
Overnight, frequent showers across eastern Scotland become more
frequent and turning to long spells of rain, particularly towards the
northeast. Drier over western areas and brisk winds. Tomorrow morning
will start as a windy and wet for the most part, showers becoming more
extensive across the north of the country and is a it will feel cool
display the temperature feeling quite cold on those brisk, easterly
winds, despite temperatures into double figures. Shetland is going to
be dry over the next few days with brighter, sunny spells coming
through. We will see gales towards Caithness. Tomorrow, things start to
ease down with sunny spells coming through and heavy showers across the
likes of Grampian and Angus. Some sunshine for the Western Isles and
the southwest corner. For the rest of the UK, the few is for Northern
Ireland, one to across the North West. There will be cloud feeding
into eastern areas, a sign of more rain to come later in the day,
temperatures about 12 to 15 Celsius and still the nagging, easterly
wind, particularly for eastern coastal areas. The showers will
start to pep up as we head through tomorrow night. Friday night into
Saturday, a couple of tight isobars mean we will have a wet and indeed
start on Saturday and an early one in four Angus but it improved during
start on Saturday and an early one the course of the day.
Our next update is during Breakfast at 6:25am tomorrow morning.
But, from everyone on the late team here in Glasgow
and around the country, goodnight.
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